Unintended BMW i8 Acceleration Prank Shows Car Crashing into Toilet Paper Rolls

Unintended BMW i8 Acceleration Prank Sees Car Crashing into Toilet Paper Rolls 1 photo
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What is it about the BMW i8 that makes people want to film viral videos with it. Maybe it's the fact that it looks like a $300,000 car yet can be bought for half that much, making it a cheap lease.
We also want to know if these pranksters are still making hardcore money from YouTube videos or they are just rich to begin with. Because renting an i8 for the day should cost at least $1,000, which you aren't going to get from two million views.

That's how many people have watched Roman Atwood scare his friends in the two days this clip has been on YouTube. We've seen so many fake pranks that this one is an instant favorite for its originality.

These guys genuinely think their friend just smashed a BMW i8 into a freaking wall. Right before the crash, Roman gives them a little hint of what's about to happen, like a magician playing with the mind of the audience. "Yo, this car is so twitchy," he says, suggesting that it might be difficult to control.

That's why we're calling it the "unintended BMW acceleration prank," after the recall that rocked Toyota a few years ago.

Why are they crashing into a bunch of toilet paper tubes? Because Roman wants to show you how many of them are used in just two minutes in the US. That's a lot of TP for your bunghole!

The BMW i8 is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. BMW built it to show it has developed CFRP and plug-in hybrid technology to a certain level. However, The people like it just for the way it looks. Right now, there is nothing like it in the world. However, we wonder what the people who installed a 1.5-liter turbo engine in the i8 think when they see drag races against V8 SUVs or stupid prank videos.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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